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Noticed quite a lot of aircraft noise today? Well that is because of jets flying out of the American airforce base down in Suffolk.

RAF Lakenheath, home to the USAF 48th Fighter Wing, issued a statement today saying that its planes are on manoeuvres this week.

The statement said: "Communities in East Anglia and surrounding regions may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the 48th Fighter Wing conducts increased flying until Thursday.

A F-15E Strike Eagle of RAF Lakenheath's 48th Fighter Wing climbs into the blue.(USAF photo by SA Trevor McBride). (47116773)
A F-15E Strike Eagle of RAF Lakenheath's 48th Fighter Wing climbs into the blue.(USAF photo by SA Trevor McBride). (47116773)

"These operations demonstrate our capability to rapidly generate air response and provide aircrew and support personnel stationed at RAF Lakenheath the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance.

"The exercise does not include plans for low-altitude flying in the area. All training will be conducted in accordance with Ministry of Defence and UK airspace regulations."

The 48th flies F15E Strike Eagle interceptors.

Contact the MoD at SWK-lowflying@mod.gov.uk with any aircraft-related flying concerns.



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